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Dirt School Goes Digital29th JUN 2015

Dirt School, the UK’s most established mountain bike coaching company, is going global with the launch of its new digital service.

Founded by Managing Director of the Enduro World Series Chris Ball, Dirt School is based in Scotland - but thanks to it’s new online service riders everywhere can now benefit from their extensive knowledge.

Dirt School App

At the heart of these services is a new mobile app - the world’s first interactive mountain bike coaching app. Users can learn skills like manuals and drop offs by watching technique videos featuring the Dirt School coaches, as well as read step by step guides to each of the skills. All 11 skill videos featured also offer alternative views as well as slow motion playback. But what really sets the app apart is the upload function - allowing riders to upload videos of themselves on their bike and comparing it to videos of both correct and incorrect techniques.

Chris said: “Videoing a rider during a coaching session is something I’ve found really useful over the years - often what the rider thinks they are doing on the bike is very different to what they’re actually doing. By uploading a video of themselves onto the app and comparing it, it’s much easier for riders to understand where they are going wrong.”

Dirt School App

As well as the app, riders can also take advantage of their new video coaching packages. By creating a profile on the Dirt School website, users can then have their own riding videos critiqued by their qualified coaches. Feedback is provided through users’ private page on the site - it’s one to one coaching without having to leave the house.

Fit by Bike Training Plans are the last of the new additions to Dirt School Digital. These online training plans are designed to get you fit by riding your bike - no need to buy any equipment or pay expensive gym fees - all you need is your bike. With three plans to choose from - Getting Started (beginners), Trail Fit (regular riders) and Race Fit (racers), all levels of rider can benefit from the training. Each plan offers a four week training schedule incorporating advice on anaerobic and interval training as well as tips on nutrition, recovery and goal setting.

Chris added: "I'm so excited to be launching our digital services. Being coached in person is great, but we realise not everyone can make it to Scotland for a lesson and that's exactly why we've launched Dirt School Digital - so no matter where you are in the world you can still benefit from our coaching and at a fraction of the normal cost."

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